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Media advisory – Event – Groundbreaking Relationship Forged Between Inuit, Métis and First Nation Communities and Children’s Aid

OTTAWA, March 25 – The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa is working towards an improved relationship with the Inuit, Métis and First Nation communities. Over the last year, seven Ottawa Aboriginal-Inuit Service agencies have come together with the CAS to partner on new ventures. Working together, this partnership has assisted the agency in developing a better understanding of the historical significance of child welfare within the Aboriginal communities. On Friday, March 28, 2008, we are holding a celebration whereby the agencies serving Aboriginal peoples will be showcasing their services and resources and providing a taste of their cultures to CAS staff.

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008773 Views

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TFI Celebrates 5th Year Of Tribeca All Access With 37 Projects For 2008 Program

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, along with the Tribeca Film Institute today announced the selected projects for Tribeca All Access (TAA), a program designed to help foster relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities. Celebrating its 5th year, Tribeca All Access will present 37 new projects, its largest showing ever, at the six-day event taking place April 21 – 26 during this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, held from April 23 – May 4.

by NationTalk on March 25, 20081136 Views

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CanAlaska appoints past Dene Chief Victor Fern to Board

VANCOUVER, March 25 – CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (CVV – TSX.V) is pleased to report the appointment of Victor Fern to the Board of Directors of the company, following the resignation of Mr. Colin Bird, P. Eng.

Mr. Victor Fern is the immediate past Chief of the Fond Du Lac Denesuline First Nation and lives in Fond Du Lac, Saskatchewan. Mr Fern has lived in Fond Du Lac, Saskatchewan all his life, he is a traditional land user and still hunts and fish for food in the area. He is active in community development, and works on local committees. Mr. Fern, since 1984, has gained extensive experience at Uranium mining operations in Northern Saskatchewan. He is currently involved at the mill operations at a nearby mine. He has also been involved in numerous boards and committees related to mining at the mine site. Mr Fern has been involved in environmental monitoring in the Northern Athabasca area, and is involved with various private business interests in the Fond Du Lac-Black Lake area.

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008981 Views

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Lights out March 29 – Regina Leader-Post

Lights out March 29

The Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2008

On behalf of my Indigenous Studies 100 students (102 of them), I would like to thank Dawn Rosset for her letter to the Leader-Post reminding readers about Earth Hour on March 29. We are eager to join those people all over the world who will turn out the lights out for one hour.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/letters/story.html?id=e3b5d12a-af29-4b3f-bbf9-8a20ccb77bbb

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008928 Views

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It’s budget day in Ontario – Canada.com

It’s budget day in Ontario

Canwest News Service
Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2008

TORONTO – Finance Minister Dwight Duncan will table Ontario’s provincial budget at Queen’s Park today, amid mounting evidence the province will be pushed into a recession this year by the slump in the U.S. economy.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=98febb5c-3c8f-4845-8ca5-87c7de40b061&k=12439

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008777 Views

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Canadian Arrow Begins Consultations with Treaty No. 3 First Nations for Kenbridge Nickel Project

SUDBURY, ON, March 25 – Canadian Arrow Mines, Ltd. (CRO: TSX-V) (the “Company), is pleased to report that it has commenced formal consultations with the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty No. 3 regarding the company’s Kenbridge Nickel Project in Northwestern Ontario. Kenbridge is a nickel-copper deposit located within Treaty No. 3 traditional territory, a distance of approximately 60 km southeast from the city of Kenora.

by NationTalk on March 25, 20081948 Views

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Canada’s Next Prime Minister a recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award

          March 24, 2008 Canada’s Next Prime Minister a recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award TORONTO — Alika Lafontaine, a 25-year-old Métis medical student from Saskatchewan, was named Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister on the annual reality-TV competition Sunday night. Three former prime ministers, Kim Campbell, John Turner and Paul […]

by NationTalk on March 25, 20081488 Views

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Band Chief Encourages Members to Support Agreement-in-Principle – Western Star

Band chief encourages members to support agreement-in-principle

The Western Star

DEGRAU — The Benoit First Nation Band Council recently held a meeting and encouraged its members to support the ratification of a tentative agreement to create a landless Mi’kmaq band in Newfoundland this week.

http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=119888&sc=23

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008758 Views

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Ex-residential School Students May Sue Ottawa – The Leader-Post

Ex-residential school students may sue Ottawa

Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2008

SASKATOON — Former students of two northern residential schools may take legal action against Ottawa, after a federal department refused to add the Ile a la Crosse boarding school to a list of schools covered by a settlement.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=9763ff09-aa86-4a5d-a219-4cfda5465793

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008780 Views

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Board Game Unravels Confusing Treaty Lingo – The Times Colonist

Board game unravels confusing treaty lingo

Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist
Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Quick, throw the dice. Hey, you’ve landed on Xwulqw’selu. Now define capacity building and move your game piece to the next square in a quest for the big prize — the inner circle with a treaty.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=876be693-e972-47df-9c82-cb47039b969f&k=60085

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008904 Views

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Archbishop issues stern rebuke on jailing of natives – Globe and Mail

Archbishop issues stern rebuke on jailing of natives

MICHAEL VALPY
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
March 25, 2008 at 4:33 AM EDT

Canada’s Anglican primate has called the jailing of six Northern Ontario native community members a throwback to colonialism, a dangerous violation of the rights of native people and an act of the Ontario government putting itself above the law.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080325.warrests25/BNStory/National/home?cid=al_gam_mostview

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008770 Views

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Aboriginal Women’s Network Holding Sessions in Benoit’s Cove, Corner Brook – Western Star

Aboriginal Women’s Network holding sessions in Benoit’s Cove, Corner Brook

The Western Star

CORNER BROOK — The Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network has had to change the dates for two community consultations it has planned on leadership development and violence against women.

http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=119889&sc=23

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008882 Views

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FNCFCS Spring 2008 Newsletter

Bullying: A Phenomenon that Adults and Communities Must
Take Seriously

Faye Mishna, Phd, University of Toronto
Faculty of Social Work

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) (United Nations, 1998) identifies adults as responsible to protect children from all forms of physical and mental violence, injury or abuse. A fundamental aspect of Canadian society is its commitment to promoting and protecting human rights. A common schoolyard phenomenon, bullying is a predictable, “accepted” and often unspoken albeit painful part of childhood and indeed, is one of the most pervasive forms of aggression in the educational system. Bullying and harassment constitute abuse at the hands of peers and violate the rights of children and…

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by NationTalk on March 25, 2008968 Views

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NationTalk Welcomes CDW as Their Newest Radio Distribution Sponsor

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON March 25, 2008 – NationTalk is pleased to welcome a new sponsor to their nationally distributed broadcast radio program, Toronto-based CDW Canada. CDW is an industry leader in providing businesses, government, and education organizations with technology solutions and services from companies such as Hewlett Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Symantec, […]

by NationTalk on March 25, 20082170 Views

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Caledonia residents respond to Ontario minister of aboriginal… – National Post

Caledonia residents respond to Ontario minister of aboriginal affairs’ YouTube outreach

Posted: March 24, 2008, 1:00 PM by Karen Hawthorne
Canada, News

In February, Ontario Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryant opted to reach out to the people of Caledonia and the Six Nations reserve through YouTube. He acknowledged the slow pace of negotiations over a native land claim in Caledonia, but pledged to speed up the process. He investigated how people felt about the issue by visiting a local Tim Hortons franchise.

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/posted/archive/2008/03/24/caledonia-residents-respond-to-ontario-minister-of-aboriginal-affairs-youtube-outreach.aspx

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008960 Views

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Army making headway in the Great White North – Globe and Mail

ARCTIC SOVEREIGNTY
Army making headway in the Great White North
Military members begin to feel at home on their High Arctic patrols as they work to enforce Canada’s claim to the disputed region

BOB WEBER
The Canadian Press
March 24, 2008

YELLOWKNIFE — With dozens of soldiers, Inuit reservists, snowmobiles and pallet loads of supplies starting the long journey to the High Arctic this week, the military is beginning another epic patrol of the sea ice and rugged coastline of Canada’s remotest border.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080324.ARCTICNAT24/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008755 Views

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Native leaders jailed over dispute with platinum explorer – Canadian Mining Journal

CANADIAN MINING PERSPECTIVES: Native leaders jailed over dispute with platinum explorer

By: Jane Werniuk

ONTARIO – A long-time dispute between PLATINEX INC., based in Aurora, Ont., and the KITCHENUHMAYKOOSIB INNINUWUG (also known as KI or Big Trout Lake) FIRST NATION, about 600 km north of Thunder Bay, came to a head on Mar. 17, when KI chief Donny Morris, deputy chief Jack McKay and four band councillors each received six-month sentences for contempt of court from the Ontario Superior Court in Thunder Bay.

http://www.canadianminingjournal.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=81802&issue=03232008

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008750 Views

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Proposed changes in Labrador – Canadian Mining Journal

URANIUM MINING & MILLING – Proposed changes in Labrador

The Nunatsiavut government based in Nain is currently considering a proposed three-year moratorium on uranium mining and milling on Labrador Inuit Lands in coastal Labrador, according to AURORA ENERGY RESOURCES of Vancouver. The motion, which passed first reading and is being brought to community members for review and discussion, must pass a majority General Assembly vote, following second reading, before it can be passed into law.

http://www.canadianminingjournal.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=81795&issue=03232008

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008685 Views

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Human Rights Council Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

March 24, 2008

The Human Rights Council has decided in Resolution 6/36 to establish a subsidiary mechanism to provide thematic expertise on the rights of indigenous peoples. The mechanism will be composed of 5 independent experts and all positions are vacant. Deadline for nominations is 11 April 2008.

Further information may be found in this note verbale from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and on the OHCHR website, which has all of the relevant information including the standardized form for candidates.

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008862 Views

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Media Advisory – Sell Out Forum Connects Saskatchewan Employers to the Aboriginal Workforce

Saskatchewan Workforce Connex – (Wednesday/Thursday) March 26-27, 2008 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

SASKATOON, SK, March 24 –

Who/What/Why

Saskatchewan’s booming economy and skilled labour shortage has motivated over 250 employers, educators, government officials and First Nation and Métis employment centres/communities to meet at Saskatchewan Workforce Connex, an interactive and results-driven forum designed to create training and employment opportunities for Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan, with a specific focus on trades and apprenticeship.

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008972 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Korean War Memorial Committee of the Western Canada Chapter of the Korean Veterans Association

BURNABY, BRITISH-COLUMBIA–(March 24, 2008) – With their own memorial honouring people who risked and sacrificed their lives in the Korean War, the citizens of Burnaby have the opportunity to highlight their appreciation and understanding of our history.

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008717 Views

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Support Aboriginal rights: Write a letter

Six First Nations people have been incarcerated for speaking out against the Ontario Superior Court ruling that disregards their constitutionally-protected Aboriginal right. Please write to your MP and MPP to ensure Aboriginal rights are upheld.

Please personalize this letter, ensuring it is in your own voice and send it to the Premier, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, your local MPs and MPPs. The addresses and contact information are listed below. Please circulate within your various networks. It is important that it is not mass emailed as it needs your separate voices in order to have an impact.

by NationTalk on March 25, 20081000 Views

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Caring Across the Boundaries: Bridging Knowledge Gaps, Services and Policies to Support First Peoples Child Welfare and Health

This conference will be held in Winnipeg at the Radisson Hotel Downtown May 28th, 29th and 30th.

This two and 1/2 day event will be held in the spring of 2008 with special invitation to various scholars, practitioners, as well as professional and community experts in both the child welfare and health fields from across Canada who can shed light on the need to collaborate on understanding hw to address and provide solutions for closing the gaps in knowledge, services and policies across these two fields. Presenters will prepare papers based on their knowledge and research for publication in the December 2008 issue of the First Peoples Child & Family Review online journal. Printed copies of the journal along with a video CD of this event will be widely disseminated to all conference participants including distribution to Aboriginal CFS agencies, universities and other health and non-profit organizations across Canada to ensure knowledge transmission on the issues highlighted in this knowledge conference.

Conference website
Registration information

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008832 Views

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The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI, Canada Business Prince Edward Island and PEI Business Development Inc., Recently Sponsored a Business Skills Workshop in Charlottetown

Mar 19, 2008

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – Running a business is never an easy task. There are a number of pitfalls to avoid. Having the right tools to navigate through those obstacles is imperative for long-term success. Recently these issues and many more were addressed to employers and employees from the Aboriginal community during the Business Skills Workshop – ‘Developing Tomorrow’s Workforce Today.’

by NationTalk on March 25, 20081011 Views

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Aboriginal Students from Nunavut Visit NAIT Next Week to Shadow Students in Various Programs

Monday, March 24, 2008

WHAT: Six students from the Kugluktuk High School in Nunavut will be touring NAIT campus and local businesses next week to help the students decide what career path they want to take after graduation. Students will visit the Welding, Mechanics, Carpentry, Graphic Sign Arts and Culinary Arts programs at NAIT, as well as two local businesses. This is the third annual trip the high school has made to NAIT. High school teachers say the trip is really eye-opening for students and helps the youth pinpoint their career choices.

by NationTalk on March 24, 20081135 Views

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KI First Nation Court Ruling has Serious Implications for the Human Rights of First Nations

THUNDER BAY, ON, March 24 – The sentencing of six members of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (KI) to six months in jail has caused widespread indignation among the people of Matawa First Nations. The Chiefs of Matawa First Nations called an urgent meeting today to discuss the very serious implications of the Thunder Bay Superior Court decision and to determine the future relationship between their communities and the Province of Ontario.

by NationTalk on March 24, 2008997 Views

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Media Advisory – Recent Decision by Province to Incarcerate First Nation Leaders has Detrimental Impact on Children

TORONTO, March 24 – On Wednesday, March 26, 10:00am EST Mamow Sha-way-gi-kay-win: The North-South Partnership for Children will hold a press conference to voice strong opposition to the recent incarceration of six First Nation Leaders.

by NationTalk on March 24, 2008867 Views

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MNA Special Meeting March 29, 2008 at Ramada Inn

Metis Nation of Alberta Special Meeting scheduled for March 29, 2008 – 9:00 am start. Please see the following documents for more information or call the head office toll free 1-800-252-7553.

>Notice to Members
>Resolution 1
>Resolution 2
>Bylaws

by NationTalk on March 24, 2008879 Views

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Conflict of Interest Case in the Hands of Provincial Judge

Edmonton, AB (March 20, 2008) – Audrey Poitras, President of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA), confirmed today that the court decision respecting the conflict of interest charges against Rick Boucher has yet to be rendered, contrary to some claims being circulated in the community.

“The matter is now before a Provincial Court Judge and it would be premature for anyone to predict how the judge will rule,” she said.

by NationTalk on March 24, 20081066 Views

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New Gold Inc. and Kamloops Division Sign Participation Agreement With Respect to New Afton Project

KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(March 24, 2008) – New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD)(AMEX:NGD) and the Kamloops Division of the Secwepemc Nation, comprising the Kamloops Indian Band and the Skeetchestn Indian Band, jointly announce that they have signed a Participation Agreement relating to New Gold’s New Afton Project. The purpose of the Participation Agreement is to establish a co-operative and mutually beneficial relationship between the First Nations and the Company with respect to the Project and provide a long-term framework for communication, collaboration and cooperation. The Agreement will provide the Kamloops Division with economic opportunities and social and financial benefits, including employment, education, training and business opportunities. The Agreement secures the consent of the Kamloops Division to the Project and its support through all project phases.

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Military getting more comfortable in High Arctic (CTV.ca)

Military getting more comfortable in High Arctic

Updated Mon. Mar. 24 2008 8:37 AM ET
The Canadian Press

YELLOWKNIFE — With dozens of soldiers, Inuit reservists, snowmobiles and pallet loads of supplies starting the long journey to the High Arctic this week, the military is beginning another epic patrol of the sea ice and rugged coastline of Canada’s remotest border.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080324/arctic_patrol_080324/20080324?hub=Canada&s_name=

by NationTalk on March 24, 2008694 Views

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First Nations protesters rally outside Catholic cathedral during … – Standard Freeholder

First Nations protesters rally outside Catholic cathedral during Easter services

Posted By By Jeremy Hainsworth

Two dozen First Nations protesters rallied outside Easter services at Vancouver’s Roman Catholic cathedral on Sunday demanding to know where the bodies of children who died in residential schools are located.

http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=954644

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A different set of rules – The Barrie Examiner

A different set of rules

What happens when negotiations involving a First Nation community fails and aboriginals decide to protest in a way that is deemed to be unlawful?

http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=954942

by NationTalk on March 24, 2008807 Views

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First Nations Winter Games gets underway -The Leader-Post

First Nations Winter Games gets underway

Matthew Kruchak, The Leader-Post
Published: Monday, March 24, 2008

The Saskatchewan First Nations Winter Games is providing youths with more than the chance to compete. It’s offering the opportunity to travel, meet new people and see old friends — experiences, athletes say, they would not normally have.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/sports/story.html?id=69069434-a9e8-404f-bb37-414a4890ac57

by NationTalk on March 24, 20081107 Views

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Alberta Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards Recipients Announced

Edmonton, AB – The Métis Nation of Alberta’s Labour Market Development Program is proud to announce this year’s Alberta Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards recipients in the following categories.

by NationTalk on March 24, 20081886 Views

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Young aboriginal role model to be honoured – Edmonton Journal

Young aboriginal role model to be honoured

Alberta Aboriginal Youth Achievement awards 2008 When: Friday at 7 p.m. Where: Winspear Centre Tickets: Free, at Winspear box office, by phone at 428-1414, or online at www.winspearcentre.com

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/cityplus/story.html?id=642eedad-66e7-4934-8fd2-ccc4950a3fd2&k=83645

by NationTalk on March 24, 2008746 Views

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Reduced services and supports for Ontario’s Children and Youth

TORONTO, March 24 – Children and youth in Ontario may be underserved and left vulnerable as Children’s Aid Societies struggle to provide mandatory child protection services and prevention supports to children and families.

by NationTalk on March 24, 2008793 Views

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Meet Alika Lafontaine, Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister – GlobalTV

Meet Alika Lafontaine, Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister

Martha Worboy, Canwest News Service
Published: Sunday, March 23, 2008

Canada’s next great prime minister wants to add yet another chamber of Parliament and make aboriginal rights a key focus of his administration.

http://www.canada.com/globaltv/ontario/story.html?id=12338d8e-ee2c-4f36-95e9-9bc6047d05e2&k=19935

by NationTalk on March 24, 20081240 Views

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Fontaine hopeful mining dispute will be solved – CTV.ca

Native leaders’ jailing impairs talks: Fontaine

The Canadian Press

TORONTO — The incarceration of six Northern Ontario aboriginal leaders as part of a dispute with an exploration company poses a serious impediment to any fair resolution, Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine said Friday following a jailhouse visit.

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20080321/fontaine_dispute_080321/20080322?hub=TorontoHome

by NationTalk on March 22, 2008710 Views

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Arrests only complicate dispute: Fontaine – Sudbury Star

Arrests only complicate dispute: Fontaine

Posted By Tobi Cohen

The incarceration of six Northern Ontario aboriginal leaders as part of a dispute with an exploration company poses a serious impediment to any fair resolution, Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine said Friday following a jailhouse visit.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=952951

by NationTalk on March 22, 2008786 Views

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OMA Members Build Bridges with First Nations

Ontario Mining Association member companies have a strong track record for building bridges and working in collaborative partnerships with Aboriginal communities in the province. In a presentation last evening, OMA Chairman and Senior Vice President for De Beers Canada Jeremy Wyeth stressed that “for many parts of Northern Ontario and particularly among First Nations, mining plays a key role in regional development and the provision of education and training and for providing employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.”

by NationTalk on March 22, 20081005 Views

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Fontaine visits jailed aboriginal leaders – London Free Press

Fontaine visits jailed aboriginal leaders

Sat, March 22, 2008

TORONTO — The incarceration of six Northern Ontario aboriginal leaders as part of a dispute with an exploration company poses a serious impediment to any fair resolution, Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine said yesterday following a jailhouse visit.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/CityandRegion/2008/03/22/5074456-sun.html

by NationTalk on March 22, 2008763 Views

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ACIP Expresses Solidarity with Nishnawbe Aski Nation

March 20, 2008 — The co-chairs of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples and the Anglican National Indigenous Bishop have written Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty in protest against the jailing for contempt of court of six members of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwg First Nation.

by NationTalk on March 22, 20081028 Views

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Pacific Rodera Energy announces sale of Trutch assets and Northwest Territories update

CALGARY, March 20 – Pacific Rodera Energy Inc. (TSX Venture: PRD), (“Pacific Rodera” or the “Company”) announced today that it has agreed to sell its 8% working interest in its Trutch property for $2.2 million dollars payable in cash subject to customary price adjustments. The production attributed to Pacific Rodera’s working interest in these properties represents approximately 45 boes of production per day. The sale of such a low working interest is consistent with Pacific Rodera’s objective of only being involved in high working interest, operated properties. Completion of the sale is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and consent of the purchaser’s lenders which is expected to be received.

by NationTalk on March 22, 20081442 Views

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Contributions of Mining Sector Celebrated at Queen´s Park

The contributions of the mining industry to Ontario´s society and development were celebrated last evening at Queen´s Park at the Ontario Mining Association´s annual Meet the Miners event. All major political parites had representatives on hand to participate in the proceedings.

by NationTalk on March 22, 2008902 Views

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CEMA Hosts 2008 Elders Workshop for the Region

March 20th, 2008

Fort McMurray, Alberta – Over 100 Aboriginal Elders from communities across the Municipality of Wood Buffalo gathered in Fort McMurray to discuss the impacts of development on their traditional life styles. This two day workshop is part of an annual event sponsored by the Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA) as an important component of CEMA’s Traditional Environmental Knowledge (TEK) Advisory Committee.

by NationTalk on March 22, 2008896 Views

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First Nation Leaders Jailed for Defending Traditional Lands from Exploitation Called “Political Prisoners in Canada”

Mar 20th, 2008

Media Release – Distributed at the direction of the First Nations of Sachigo Lake, Bearskin Lake, Muskrat Dam, Kasabonika, Wunnimun, Wapekeka, Kingfisher and Wawakapewin.

First Nation leaders jailed for defending traditional lands from exploitation called “Political Prisoners in Canada”

Police and Fire Department extinguish Sacred Fire tended by Elders in Thunder Bay

by NationTalk on March 22, 20081046 Views

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Respect First Nations Rights and the Rule of Law says AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine

OTTAWA, March 20 – On Monday March 17, 2008 an Ontario Superior Court judge sentenced six members of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (KI) to six months in jail for activities directly related to the protection of their ancestral lands.

“The federal and provincial governments have failed to meet their legal responsibilities to consult and accommodate First Nations interests before approving development projects that significantly affect the lands and livelihoods of First Nations citizens. Meanwhile, those same governments enforce private financial interests by jailing those who defend those rights,” National Chief Phil Fontaine said.

by NationTalk on March 22, 2008888 Views

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Canadian reserves ‘make the best of the worst’ in struggle with crumbling schools – Hamilton Spec

Canadian reserves ‘make the best of the worst’ in struggle with crumbling schools

March 20, 2008
Tim Cook, THE CANADIAN PRESS
The Canadian Press, 2008

FISHING LAKE RESERVE, Sask. – Steam wafts from the open black pit like it would from a pot of water on the stove just before it boils.

http://www.thespec.com/article/342535

by NationTalk on March 22, 2008793 Views

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Smith re-elected as Kwanlin Dun First Nation chief – CBC

Smith re-elected as Kwanlin Dun First Nation chief

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2008 | 4:22 PM CT
CBC News

Members of one of the Yukon’s largest First Nations re-elected Mike Smith as their chief Wednesday, in a fairly tight race.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/20/kdfn-elex.html

by NationTalk on March 22, 2008730 Views

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